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Archive for August 2019

‘Afghan War Rugs’ opens at South Dakota Art Museum

BROOKINGS – An international exhibition of contemporary Afghan war rugs opened Friday at South Dakota Art Museum. “Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia” will be on view through Nov. 24. “Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia” brings one of the most distinct collections of Afghan war rugs in the…

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Altrusa ESL classes ‘connecting communities through literacy’

BROOKINGS – Altrusa International of Brookings was honored to receive a grant from the Altrusa International Foundation on June 1.  The “Connecting Communities through Literacy” grant awarded to the Brookings Altrusa club is funding English as Second Language (ESL) classes to Spanish speaking adults in the Brookings area.  The classes are held weekly, and homework…

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Woodbine Productions announces next lineup

12th season includes The Four Phantoms, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The New Shanghai Circus BROOKINGS – Promising another season of exceptional entertainment and educational experiences for the South Dakota State University and broader Brookings region for the 12th year, Woodbine Productions will offer three performances for 2019-2020 in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Season…

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Forbes ranks SDSU in America’s Top Colleges 2019

South Dakota State University was ranked in the top 11 percent of the 4,300 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S. SDSU was ranked No. 471 in Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges 2019. The rankings are based on five general categories: alumni salary, student satisfaction, debt, American leaders, on-time graduation rates and academic success. Forbes ranked 650 colleges and…

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SDSU’s online degree programs ranked No. 12

Study.com named South Dakota State University’s online bachelor’s degree programs 12th in the nation in its 2019 rankings. According to Study.com, “all of this school’s distance-learning courses are taught by on-campus professors who are proficient in their fields. Online students are given access to a wide variety of helpful entities including technical support, access to their digital…

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New Multicultural Center welcomes all

Goal is to help all, whether from Brookings or elsewhere in world BROOKINGS – The Brookings Multicultural Center wants everyone to come visit them – whether you were born elsewhere or lived here all your life. The idea is to remove barriers for those who come from other countries to live in Brookings and educate…

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Brookings Health offers ‘Stop the Bleed’ education

BROOKINGS – Brookings Health System is teaching area educators the principles of bleeding control before they head back to the classroom this fall.  “Stop the Bleed” is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action that encourages bystanders to become skilled, equipped and empowered in a bleeding emergency. The program officially began in 2015 with its roots…

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SDSU mechanical engineering student receives SMART Scholarship

BROOKINGS – When Ryan Fouts stepped onto the South Dakota State University campus four years ago, he knew he was in the right place. “It felt like everyone here had my best interests in mind. Their goal was to help me achieve my goals,” recalled the senior mechanical engineering major from Moville, Iowa. What he…

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One business becomes three

Hitch Studio grows, sells and expands BROOKINGS – In 2014, Renee Bauman and Carrie Kuhl founded Hitch Studio as business partners in a design studio for wedding invitations.  Over time, it grew to include three divisions: web and graphic design, wedding planning, and a downtown retail store full of cards and gifts. This month, the…

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